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Ratified international instrumentsAlgeria has ratified the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on March 9th, 2004.  
National law to fight THBThe country has adopted the Law n° 23-04 of May 7th 2023, regarding preventing and combating trafficking in human beings.  
National Strategy and Action Plan to fight THBThe US TIP report states that the Algerian government adopted a 2022-2024 National Strategy Action Plan in April 2022.  
National body in charge of coordinating measures to fight against THBThe National Committee to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Human Beings established by the Presidential Decree No. 16-249 of September 26, 2016, is responsible for coordinating anti-trafficking efforts in Algeria.   According to the Article 1 of the Decree, the Committee has several missions including, developing a National Strategy Action Plan to combat trafficking in human beings, cooperating and collaborating with local authorities and organizations active within this field, raising-awareness among the public and producing an annual report regarding trafficking in human beings in the country.  
National Referral Mechanism (NRM)Algeria has not adopted a National Referral Mechanism (NRM), but has taken steps towards developing one.   There are multiple actors involved in the process of identification and referral of the victims of trafficking in human beings. The inter-ministerial anti-trafficking committee, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, coordinates the government’s efforts amongst different ministries such as the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of National Solidarity. Algeria has also established a specialized trafficking unit in the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), to combat human trafficking and illegal immigration.   Algeria has also approved standardized victim identification indicators but the list has not been promulgated yet.  
US State Department TIP reportThe US State Department has classified Algeria as a Tier 3 Watch List for in its 2023 report of Trafficking in Persons. The report can be found here.  

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